From the Simon & Schuster author page:
Sascha Stronach is a Maori author from the Kai Tahu iwi and Kati Huirapa Runaka Ki Puketeraki hapu. He is based in Wellington, New Zealand, and has also spent time in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, which have all inspired parts of the fictional worlds he creates. A former tech writer, he first broke out into speculative fiction by experimenting with the short form. The Dawnhounds, his debut novel, won the Sir Julius Vogel Award at Worldcon 78.
From Stronach’s about me:
I’m Sascha. I’ve been a lot of things: law school dropout, legal editor, information security journalist, cryptid, literary critic, and now apparently a novelist.